ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with two all-new programs of modern silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly commissioned scores performed live.
Saturday, March 28 7:00 and 9:30
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
$20 single show (general seating for one show)
$35 both shows (includes general seating for both shows and Koval whiskey tasting between shows)
$50 VIP admission (includes dedicated seating for both shows, entry to pre-concert rehearsal, Q and A with filmmakers and composers, entry to Koval whiskey tasting between the concerts and one free drink ticket)
Demons Before Breakfast by Lauren McCune
Music by Jonathan Russell
Lou feels isolated with only her personal demons to keep her company. As her feelings of solitude grow, so do the number of demons living in her house.
What If by Winnie Cheung
Music by Lynn Bechtold
In a post-gender world, men wouldn’t be punished for being vulnerable and women wouldn’t have to stay submissive in order to succeed.
Unfortunately, we’ve all been subjected to the same gender narrative dating back to Adam and Eve. But what if there was another creation myth? One where gender was erased altogether?
Devil’s Food Cake by JohnBen Lacy and Mike Elsherif
Music by Seth Boustead
A simpleton makes a deal with the devil in an attempt to win over a judge’s heart at a cake contest.
Displacements by Manuel Alvarez Diestro
Music by David Keller
Hong-Kong is one of the densest cities in the world. As there is not much space available, new towns are adjacent to the cemeteries.
These days in Hong-Kong the world of the living coexists with the one of the dead. Meanwhile, Hong Kong inhabitants move from place to place. They are waiting for a final displacement.
Frames by Farhad Pakdel
Music by Trevor Patrick Watkin
A smart city tracks and analyzes a woman walking through the city. Things she does are interpreted and logged by the city system, but are they drawing an accurate picture of the woman?
- Dysrhythmia by Alexander Bickford
Music by Sarah Wald
In Saturday detention, a hungry student struggles to make it to lunchtime.
Listen to Me by Touacha Her
Music by Conor Daly, Fiona Ffrench, Liam Lupescu, and Lila Mora
A deaf girl, bullied and broken, takes drastic action. A nearby student worker does the same.
Mantorou by Josh Stone and Kyle Flaherty
Music by Dominic Johnson and Jacob Greenberg
An experimental short about passing the torch to one’s successor. In a post-apocalyptic world, one young warrior explores new territory to survive, and must be brave when he finds what’s in store for him there.
Music by Dominic Johnson
Get the F K Outta Paris by Greg Emetaz
Music by Rob Steel
A text message turns a depressing laundry night into a mad dash for survival.
Marquee by Brian Zahm
– Music by Oren Boneh
An allegorical tale of a person whose soul is possessed by artistic pursuit and the quest for perfection.
The Gift by Julio Pot
Music by Gabriel Malancioiu
The story of an ordinary couple. When he gives her a small sphere pulled out of his chest, she can’t separate herself from her new gift… even after they break up.
Father and Daughter by Michaël Dudok de Wit
Music by Amos Gillespie
Academy Award-winning short film about the strength of love and longing, despite the passage of time.
Early Retirement by David Mair
Music by Gene Pritsker
A grizzled cop seeks vengeance for his fallen partner.
Death by Omelette by Greg Emetaz
Music by Victoria Malawey
When a woman’s suspicions of infidelity are confirmed, she makes her husband a killer omelette…
Nervous Person by Max Sherwood
Music by Jessica Hunt
Nervous Person is a loud silent film. An upsetting slapstick comedy. An accessible, plot-driven art film. It’s about a man struggling and lost at a public event that is as wholesome as it is strange.
Beyond the Barrier by Martha Mapes
Music by Paul Ayres
A young boy and girl find a way to remain friends in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
N by Iacopo Di Girolamo
Music by Lyudmila German
An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’, a machine able to create things from nothing. The machine works perfectly as long as the items it’s asked to create start with the letter N…in German. The results of the test will be predictably catastrophic.